94 Year Old is Top Gym Attendee
94 year old Kay moved into Water Mill House Care Home in October 2014.
She was not coping with living at home, had very limited mobility and had lost confidence.
“I used to be very independent and losing my mobility was really difficult for me. When I first came to Water Mill House, I was just too nervous to do anything. I am so thrilled that I was persuaded to use the gym and regain my strength, it’s made such a difference. Now I am much more active and that brings so many benefits”.
When she first arrived at Water Mill House Care Home, Kay was unable to bend and was very unsteady and slow on her feet, needing help with almost everything. To start with, Kay would rarely come out of her room and wouldn’t socialise with the other residents.
With gentle encouragement from the Water Mill House’s team of carers, Kay gradually gained enough confidence to start exercising in the home’s specialist fitness suite last November.
Tracy MacDonald, who works in the fitness suite said, “Once we persuaded Kay to come and use the fitness equipment. I worked with her on a one-to-one basis, gradually helping her to build her strength and with it her confidence. She is an amazing lady and now she is my top attendee at the gym!
“Using the recumbent stepper to strengthen her legs and knees, Kay started with 316 steps in 6 minutes and 14 seconds. By April this year, Kay had improved so much that she was achieving 1,833 steps in 15 minutes. Her stride, originally 12.9 was now 17.5. A huge improvement!”
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Water Mill House in Hemel Hempstead is a new purpose-built care home providing high quality residential, nursing and dementia care
It provides a high standard of living and outstanding facilities for residents including a bistro, spa and hair salon, private dining area, fitness suite and cinema. Both the care provided and the environment focus on independence, meaningful days and social interaction for residents and their families.
Care focuses on an individual’s holistic needs enhancing wellbeing and quality of life
Highly experienced and trained nursing and care team
An uplifting, relaxing and homely environment with a high standard of décor
A full programme of lifestyle activities and events
Much needed support and reassurance for all the family